March 2013 People
Rashed Saif Al Shabi has been appointed Etihad Airways’ general manager for Cyprus. Before working for Etihad Airways, he held various management positions at the Dubai Islamic Bank. Al Shabi joined Etihad Airways in July 2009 as its business development manager and became general manager for the Seychelles in January 2011, playing an instrumental role in developing Etihad Airways’ partnership with Air Seychelles. John Evans has been named the general manager for the Philippines.
ACG Air Cargo Germany GmbH has appointed Michael Schaecher as CEO. Schaecher is a leading aviation executive who has held senior management positions in DHL Global Forwarding and Panalpina.
Dede Aguayo has become the director of business development in the Los Angeles area for MIQ Logistics. Aguayo is responsible for strategic account development and new business efforts. She has worked management and director positions with UPS, BostonCoach, University of La Verne and Brandman University. Robert Sambo is now manager of business development. He is responsible for strategic account development and new business efforts.
CEVA Logistics has appointed Jaap Bruining as head of operations for China. Bruining has eight years of experience with CEVA in the Netherlands and Thailand.
Penske Logistics has named two senior vice presidents. Joe Carlier, who has been with Penske for 17 years, was promoted to senior vice president, global sales. He is a three-time winner of Penske’s highest sales achievement award and a two-time recipient of the company’s field operational excellence award. Jeffrey A. Bullard has been appointed as senior vice president of operations. Bullard, who is new to the company, has 25 years of transportation and logistics experience.
Former Tyson Foods chief financial officer Steve Hankins has joined Global Express Services as its executive vice president, CFO and chief information officer. He was at Tyson Foods for 21 years.
Along with Damco moving its headquarters from Copenhagen, Denmark to The Hague in The Netherlands, the company has also brought changes in management. Steffen Schiottz-Christensen has become CEO for Damco’s Africa and Middle East region. He succeeds Nils Havsager, who is now global COO. Havsager succeeds Peter Kjaer Jensen. Kjaer Jensen has been named global chief transformation officer. Karsten Breum has taken over as CEO for Damco’s Asia Pacific region. Marco Mingolla has taken over Breum’s former position as global head of human resources.
LUG aircargo handling has nominated Nina Hampel as manager key accounts, sales and business development. She succeeds Patrik Tschirch when Tschirch and Lutz Schmidt became co-managing directors of LUG. Tschirch is now speaker of the board, CCO and COO. Schmidt is responsible for finance and controlling, contracts and real estate management. Managing director and COO Wolfgang Korte will retire after 12 years on March 31. He will remain with the company in an advisory capacity until his retirement.
IAG Cargo has announced the appointment of two new regional commercial managers to drive growth in Latin America (LATAM) and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Rodrigo Casal has been appointed vice president LATAM. Tony Snell is now regional commercial manager in MEA.
Jeffrey N. Shane has been named the general counsel of the International Air Transport Association. Before joining IATA, Shane was a partner at the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP and was appointed by then President George W. Bush to serve as the United States undersecretary of transportation for policy in the U.S. Department of Transportation.